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    Target announces Starbucks as coffee retailer for Canadian stores (Starbucks Newsroom)

    Loblaws launching loyalty program to coincide with Target entry (Globe and Mail)

    Zellers reviews options for outlets ‘left behind’ (Globe and Mail)

    Canadian malls are the Target of expansion(Montreal Gazette)

    Sobeys and Target: a winning combination (Financial Post)

    Target’s rejected sites in high demand by rival retailers (Globe & Mail)

    Walmart, Canadian Tire in Target's crosshairs (Financial Post)

    What we can expect: Tony Fisher talks about Target Canada (Financial Post)

    Target’s Canadian foray hits cost hurdle (Globe & Mail)

    Announcement of which Zellers are to convert coming by end of May? CTV

    "Death of Canadian retail greatly exaggerated" Rona CEO (Financial Post

    Impact on Canadian Tire (Financial Post)

    Canadian Retail Industry Viewpoints (Profit Magazine)







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    Sobeys to close 50 stores amid tightening grocery field

    Sobeys Inc.’s plan to close about 50 stores underscores the pressures on grocers to find operating savings in a crowded field likely to face further retrenchment.

    The addition of more food aisles at non-traditional retailers such as discounters and pharmacies is squeezing conventional supermarket operators, forcing them to consider following in Sobeys' footsteps and also close some stores, industry observers said on Thursday.

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    Massive urban village planned for Eau Claire Lands

    CALGARY - A massive urban village is planned for two city blocks in the southwest Eau Claire neighbourhood that will include about 1,100 residences, a hotel, a supermarket, restaurants, retail space and a public plaza, the Herald has learned.

    A development permit has been submitted for the blocks, currently two surface parking lots, between 2nd Avenue to the south, Eau Claire Avenue to the north, 4th Street to the east, and 6th Street to the west.

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    We're updating our previous article where we discussed Eataly's coming to Canada. The article gained a lot of attention, speaking to the immense popularity of the large-format Italian food retail concept. Several sources told us that Eataly was in talks to partner with a large Canadian retailer, in an effort to come to Canada. We were also informed of ongoing talks with a landlord for retail space in Toronto's Yorkville area. New information has come to light since then, possibly confirming Eataly's future Toronto opening, as well as plans for Eataly locations in other Canadian cities. 

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    The Gap Inc upgraded as initiatives expected to pay off

    The Gap Inc.’s supply chain and customer service initiatives are expected to reduce its need to mark down merchandise, prompting an upgrade by Canaccord Genuity analyst Laura Champine.

    She believes the retailer’s new online services will improve traffic and conversion rates (the proportion of store visitors making purchases), while the shift to a more responsive supply chain should allow Gap to reduce costs, shorten lead times and provide more consistent trend-appropriate products.

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